HANON x SONRA Proto “Wildcats”

by Henrik Buzzi


In a year of firsts and domestically ‘made-in’ partnerships, HANON are proud to present a brand new collaboration with German footwear brand SONRA and debut our HANON Proto ‘Wildcats’. SONRA is the brainchild of legendary sneaker enthusiast Hikmet Sugoer. Founded in 2016, the brand’s focus is handcrafted footwear which is domestically produced in Germany by skilled artisans. Launching with the Proto - a classic running silhouette, each release is manufactured to a strict limited edition and hand numbered utilising the most luxurious and locally sourced materials.

The HANON edition of the SONRA Proto takes cues from Hikmet’s legacy of recreating numerous colourways from over the last 10+ years and in honour of this approach we hark back to 2011 and one of our most cherished collaborations - the Wildcats! Originally drawing inspiration from a local grass roots running club and some old school colour mixing we utilise premium materials and handcrafted German production to block out the upper in mustard yellow with burgundy heel and toe overlays.

Additional details include 3M reflective hits on the toe and heel giving the shoe some added pop, as well as a perforated toebox, and a full veg tan leather lining. As SONRA and ourselves are both known for branding our footwear, this ‘Wildcats’ make-up features four embossed logo placements across the upper; SONRA text logo on both heel wraps, HANON Flame on both heels, SONRA logo on both tongues, and finally, a HANON logo lock-up on the veg tan leather insoles.

Rounding off the collab, the full upper is sat atop a specially designed clean white EVA midsole which is made in Italy, and we are treated to an updated black rubber outsole that features SONRA branding as the tread. Limited to only 200 pairs globally, each pair is individually numbered on the underside of the tongue as well as on a special suede hangtag, and comes packaged in the traditional SONRA shoe box. The RAFFLE is now live!